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05th May 2021

WATCH: BBC’s new show Vigil will fill that Line Of Duty-shaped hole in your life

Rory Cashin

It features a very impressive cast from some of your favourite series of recent years.

“The mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler and a death on-board the submarine HMS Vigil bring the police into conflict with the Navy and British security services. DCI Amy Silva and DS Kirsten Longacre lead an investigation on land and at sea into a conspiracy that goes to the very heart of Britain’s national security.”

That is the official synopsis by BBC for their new thriller drama Vigil, which comes from the folks behind Line of Duty, Bodyguard and The Pembrokeshire Murders.

Whether or not you were a fan of the season six finale for Line of Duty, there is no denying that the show grabbed the TV viewing public like nothing else since maybe Game Of Thrones came to end. Plus, that brilliant set-up for the new show is absolutely the kind of thing that will have people guessing and re-guessing week after week.

And we haven’t even got to the cast yet, which includes Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster) and Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones) as the two leads in the investigation, and Martin Compston (Line of Duty) as a member of the Royal Navy.

The six-part series was created to Tom Edge, who has previously written some episodes of The Crown, and he told LadBible the following about the setting of the show:

“The Continuous At Sea Deterrent, better known as Trident, has been a contentious part of national life for half a century now, a stock of nuclear missiles kept hundreds of feet below the sea surface. But this world has rarely been explored on screen.

“I can’t wait to take the audience down with us, into the pitch-black icy waters of the unseen Atlantic, where tomorrow’s geopolitical struggles are already being played out.”

Vigil is set to air on BBC before the end of 2021. Check out the tense trailer right here:

Clip via BBC

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